The Group Round Robin stage of the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships were completed overnight with the 20 participating countries now turning their attention to the next phase of competition with Finals looming later this week.
After finishing atop the Group A ladder undefeated, the Australian 21/U World Youth Cup team will meet Barbados in the cross-Group phase of the tournament.
Jamaica, New Zealand and England also finished the Group stage undefeated and will take on Trinidad & Tobago, Wales, and South Africa respectively.
The action restarts tonight, Wednesday 28 August, at 7.30pm AEST when newcomers Israel meet Malta, with both teams looking for their first win of the tournament.
Already six days into the competition, the 2013 World Youth Netball Championships has welcomed the biggest crowd ever for a netball event in Scotland. Over 6,000 spectators have entered Emirates Arena to watch the best young netball talent from around the world in action, all in preparation to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The Opening Ceremony on Thursday 22 August saw a record-breaking 3,000-strong crowd come along to welcome the participating countries and see the home side Scotland defeat Cayman Islands in the opening match of the tournament.
Netball fans that can’t make it to Glasgow to watch our Green & Gold girls in action don’t have to miss out, with all matches being LIVE STREAMED through the tournament organiser’s website!
2013 WYNC – Preliminary Round Fixtures
Wednesday 28 August
Israel v Malta @ 7.30pm^
Cayman Islands v Republic of Ireland @ 8.00pm
Fiji v Papua New Guinea @ 9.45pm
Bermuda v Scotland @ 10.15pm
Thursday 29 August
Samoa v Northern Ireland @ 12.00am
Singapore v Namibia @ 12.30am
Australia v Barbados @ 2.15am (Quarter Final)
New Zealand v Wales @ 2.45am (Quarter Final)
Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago @ 4.30am (Quarter Final)
England v South Africa @ 5.00am (Quarter Final)
^all times in AEST
Photo courtesy of Tom Roberts